September 2013

  • Why fiscal policy matters in People's Republic of China

    By Yolanda Fernandez Lommen on Monday, 30 September 2013

    International experience has shown that fiscal policy can play a leading role in promoting a shift toward a more inclusive economic model, balanced income distribution, and improved living standards. 

  • Women, vocational education and technical jobs

    By Shanti Jagannathan on Friday, 27 September 2013

    For those of us working in the education sector, gender equality is a critical development outcome we want to see.  Several years of advocacy has seen gender parity being achieved in elementary and even secondary school enrollments. 

  • Bridging the “identity divide”: A quiet revolution in India

    By Indu Bhushan on Monday, 16 September 2013

    I do not have a birth certificate. Even though I was born in the capital city of the biggest province in India, my birth was never registered. Luckily, I went to school where they recorded my date of birth and my high school certificate gave me an identity. Now, I also have a passport and I can prove who I am.

  • ADB in Stockholm ― World Water Week 2013

    By on Wednesday, 11 September 2013

    The Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) is the leading annual gathering on water issues, bringing together technical specialists, political leaders, private sector actors, civil society, researchers and students. 

  • Social protection demystified: Are we covered? Worker’s worth in fast-changing Asia

    By on Wednesday, 11 September 2013

    In an often harsh and unpredictable world, social protection schemes provide an essential buffer against extreme events like job losses, as well as support during times of ill health or in old age, but in Developing Asia coverage levels are falling well short of the region’s vast needs. 

  • Bringing tropical diseases out of the shadows

    By Dr. Jean-Jacques Bernatas on Friday, 06 September 2013

    Much of the media attention and a substantial slice of pharmaceutical research funding focuses on the fight against HIV/AIDS and other high profile infectious diseases. 

  • Women don't jump...

    By on Wednesday, 04 September 2013

    Monitoring outputs and results of development projects involve communities much more in the age of hotlines, text messaging, the internet and social media.